This is the second annual Mods & Rockers Rally put on by the Cincy Cafe Racers group, a local Cincinnati, OH based riders and enthusiast club.
From inspired poster and t-shirt designs created by local artists to some of the area’s best rockabilly bands to a custom-built bike to be raffled off to one lucky rider, this year’s Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally (queencitymodsvsrockers.com/) will showcase motorcycles and scooters as lifestyles and artistic media, rather than mere metal and gears.
The Cincinnati Café Racer and Mighty Ohio Scooters clubs, organizers of this year’s rally, taking place May 31 to June 2, are inviting local artists to participate in this year’s event. The Rally just announced its poster design contest winner, Jeff Hinkle, whose winning design can be viewed at queencitymodsvsrockers.com/design-contest-winner/.
“Last year’s rally made us realize just how many motorcycle and scooter fanatics live and work in the tri-state, so we decided to make this year’s rally a truly participatory event, from our poster and t-shirt design contest to our bike build. The helmet design challenge helps mix our creative class with scooters and motorcycling. This year’s rally proves to be a unique gathering unlike anything Cincinnati has ever seen,” said Rally co-founder and co-organizer Tim Burke.
Those interested in painting helmets for charity can contact Burke at (513) 321-1771 or at tburke@CincinnatiCafeRacer.com. Participating artists can use whatever artistic media they choose, including paint, marker, applied materials, vinyl wraps, or whatever expresses their artistic viewpoint. They will be highlighted on the Queen City Mods & Rockers website and social media accounts, as well as be featured in a local art gallery show. Rally organizers are asking area companies to sponsor helmets or artists associated with the Rally to help cover the approximate $100 cost of each unpainted helmet.
The Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally is also partnering with SouthPaw Prints, located on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine, to silk screen the shirts for the rally. The winning poster design will be featured on all 2013 Rally t-shirts provided to all riders who register. An additional shirt designed by one of the runners-up will also be available for purchase at the Rally.
The 2013 Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally will feature live music, games, a motorcycle raffle, pin-up girl contests and the popular group ride occurring on June 1. To kick off the weekend, Mods & Rockers will be hosting a Friday night urban ride and a meet-up event at Mainstay Rock Bar, followed by a Saturday group ride starting at Fuel Coffee and ending at the mid-day rally and bike show at Triumph of Cincinnati. Other Mods & Rockers events for the weekend include a Saturday night “Throwdown” at Mixx Ultra Lounge in Over-the-Rhine, and a Sunday morning “Survivor’s Breakfast” at Joe’s Diner, also in Over-the-Rhine.
Proceeds from this year’s rally will benefit the Change of Heart Support Group, a local heart transplant support group that provides education, counseling and monetary support for those awaiting a transplant and transplant recipients. Change of Heart also encourages motorists of all kinds to register themselves as organ donors.
The Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally is a three-day event established to build community around regional motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts. Organized by the Cincinnati Café Racer club, a local café motorcycle and vintage enthusiast group, and co-hosted by the Mighty Ohio Scooter club, enthusiasts bring out their most interesting rides, meet fellow riders, make new friends, and experience some great regional music and art.
For more information or vendor/sponsorship opportunities for the second annual Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally, contact Tim Burke at (513) 321-1771 or tburke@CincinnatiCafeRacer.com, or visit queencitymodsvsrockers.com/.
About the Cincinnati Café Racer
This event is co-hosted by the Cincinnati Café Racer motorcycle club (www.cincinnaticaferacer.com), whose goal it is to build community around the café and vintage motorcycle culture, and elevate Cincinnati’s position in the national motorcycle scene.